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12. The Boy vs The Cynic

The Boy vs The Cynic
by John Reuben


I tried to communicate
I tried to relate
Now all I want to do is escape and vanish into fantasies
I ventured out of the galaxy into the outer regions
Where folks believe in something much much bigger than their demons
And arenít controlled by their circumstances
Sounds romantic well dance with it slowly
In here my failures donít control me
Itís a place of solitude but Iím not lonely
And itís beautiful but lets be reasonable
Itís just not real it just plays with your imagination
And for a moment or two can make time stand still
But when itís over all you have is a memory
I had to leave cuz the real world was calling me
I left my youth in pursuit of the truth and gained a world of dishonesty

I see your innocence and envy it
I reminisce of mine and remember it
Full of peace full of hope full of truth
I remember when I used to be you before you became me
I see your innocence and envy it
I reminisce of mine and remember it
Full of peace full of hope full of truth
I remember when I used to be you before you became me

Man itís sort of overwhelming
It didnít seem like I was storytelling
But you didnít believe me when I told you that I could see my
Hopes and dreams come alive as it seems
But thereís a time and place for everything
Well I left my imagination there
Now itís only what I can touch see taste and hear
With my natural senses I wish I could stretch the limits
But my defenses keep me limited from the boundaries I set
So I wonít get burned again
Sure Iíd like to be optimistic but that doesnít line up well with reality
So Iíll go to sleep now and dream of a younger healthier better me

Donít mistake innocence for ignorance
Donít mistake purity for inexperience
Donít mistake humility for weakness
I sincerely mean this
You understand more than you know
There's no goal like peace of mind
So what else are you trying to find
Whatís left except regret and heartache
And yes your heart will break and go numb lots of times before this life is done
Youíll look for answers but thereís just one
Patience one day it will make sense
But waiting is a pinch waking you up from the worlds youíve made up
The one where you dream and the one where you gave up time
To create a new atmosphere where the boy and the cynic can both play fair




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